"Staying Connected" Click here for information that businesses, educators, landowners
and other New York Sea Grant stakeholders can use during these times.

National Estuary Day & International Coastal Cleanup Day

National Estuary Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day are both on Saturday, Sept 25, 2010. How will you be helping this weekend?

Volunteers Needed for Beach Clean-ups

September 20, 2010 - Now is the chance to do your share in improving the quality of your local beach. As part of the Ocean Conservancy’s 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 25 Connecticut and New York beaches are having cleanups in September and October. Visit Save the Sound to find out about cleanup sites in Connecticut beaches and the American Littoral Society for information about New York Beaches. Both organizations received Futures Fund grants to help organize the cleanups

Visit Your Local Shore on National Estuaries Day

Sept. 25 is also National Estuaries Day, an annual celebration of the vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea. Celebrated on the last Saturday in September, National Estuaries Day is a great opportunity to learn more about coastal ecosystems and how you can help to protect them. This year, the Futures Fund provided grants to help fund National Estuaries Day events at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston Queens, a waterfront park in Astoria, and the Mystic Aquarium. Visit the Estuaries.gov Web site to learn more about National Estuaries Day.

More "What You Can Do" Resources

Long Island Sound Study: What You Can Do (ClickHere)
Making a change in your practices around your home, backyard, school and elsewhere can make a big difference in the environment, including the health of Long Island Sound

2010 Beach Clean-ups

  • International Coastal Cleanup Day
    Where: Various locations around Long Island Sound
    When: Saturday, September 25 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
    More Info: What better way to celebrate National Estuary Day than by participating in a beach cleanup? Click on the links below to find a cleanup at your favorite beach:

    • NY residents: Click Here (Click on "beack cleanups")

    • CT residents: Click Here (Click on the calendar link at the bottom of the page)

  • National Estuary Day
    Where: All around Long Island Sound
    When: Saturday, September 25 at 7:00 am until Sunday, September 26 at 11:30 pm
    More Info: Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston, NY

  • Celebrate the Sound Weekend, Mystic, CT (Click Here)

Learn more about National Estuaries Day (Click Here)

Return Unwanted Medicines
Where: Throughout the US
When: Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
More Info: On September 25, 2010, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. For more infomation, Click Here

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